Thursday, June 11 • 11 Days Under New DHM • At Least 19 Days to Go
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Your Top Local Stories
- Unemployment more than doubled in Omaha due to the pandemic and dropped air travel by 92%. Nearly 7,000 hotel jobs were also lost.
- The special prosecutor in charge of investigating the death of James Scurlock said he would not promise whether the grand jury would issue an indictment or not. He did promise a thorough, impartial investigation.
- The Omaha man who killed a sex offender in May says he believes a grand jury will see that his actions were justified.
- A six-time Douglas County Commissioner will compete for his seat in the general following a recount that put him ahead of his primary challenger by three votes.
- As local nonprofits wait for CARES Act funding to trickle down, hundreds are calling in every day for help staying housed.
- Family members gathered at an Elkhorn nursing home that’s seen a harsh COVID-19 outbreak as the death toll reached 11.
- The executive director of Omaha’s Convention Center and Visitor’s Bureau resigned for personal reasons.
- Tickets are on sale for an Omaha Community Playhouse drive-in concert featuring the music of the ’50s.
- First the pandemic, now the protests: black business owners talk about challenges and support they’ve seen in the last few months.
- Six members of the Nebraska National Guard have tested positive for COVID-19 after they responded to mass protests in Omaha.
Around the State
- TestNebraska has tested about 27,000 people since it launched more than a month ago. Opportunities to get tested will soon expand, though.
- A decade has passed since the University of Nebraska joined the Big Ten. How did the deal actually come together and has it benefited Nebraska like officials thought it would?
- The Iowa State Fair has been cancelled. An announcement about the Nebraska State Fair should come in July.
- The Nebraska Farm Bureau estimates the state’s ag industry will lose $3.7 billion due to the pandemic.
What to do during quarantine?
From our list of things to do during quarantine:
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